Important change to compliance action
The NSW Mine Safety Inspectorate has commenced a process of following up all directions issued under S191 Improvement Notices. It has been discovered that some mine operators have not complied with S191 Improvement Notice directions, which has resulted in escalated action. Mine operators are reminded that it is a legal requirement to follow directions issued under notices from the Regulator and failure to do so may result in further compliance and enforcement action.
Rehabilitation and environment
The NSW Resources Regulator has completed a comprehensive compliance campaign in response to incidents and feedback from industry to ensure
The Resources Regulator has published a compliance priority report looking into the air quality of 16 metalliferous underground mines
The Opal Miners' Safety Awareness Course is now an online format. The online course is free and flexible, allowing participants to complete
Mining, Exploration and Geoscience, and the Resources Regulator were brought together as one agency on 1 June 2021
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The Resources Regulator within Mining, Exploration and Geoscience, is the state’s work health and safety regulator for mines and petroleum sites.
This includes open-cut and underground mines, petroleum sites, quarries and extractive operations, tourist mines, opal and other small scale mines, and mining exploration activities. We also undertake compliance and enforcement activities in relation to the Mining Act 1992, with a key focus on mine rehabilitation. We were established on 1 July 2016 as a standalone regulator.
'SEED' is the central resource for Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data (SEED) in NSW
Visit the Resources Regulator portal to report incidents, lodge applications under the Mining Act or notify the Regulator of other matters
Visit the Mine Rehabilitation Portal to submit disturbance and rehabilitation spatial data and to generate final landform and rehabilitation plans required under the Mining Act.